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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there somewhere we can see Nick or Nick Straccini Band live?

Yes! Hover your cursor over ‘Events’ and click on ‘Upcoming Shows’ or click on the Nick Straccini logo and scroll to the bottom of the Home Page to see upcoming shows. Following Nick Straccini Band on Facebook will also give you a full list of upcoming shows.

Is there somewhere we can listen to Nick or his band before we decide?

Yes. If you need more than the reviews and footage on the website, Nick can send you more footage. Feel free to email and he will send you more footage and audio samples.

Where can I find Nick’s original music?

Nick is currently working on his first full-length album. Although he has some well-written catchy tunes, his music is currently only available to be heard at live events. Nick’s music is yet to be released, however, send him a message and he will put you on his mailing list in order to keep you posted.

I love Nick’s sound! How do I go ahead and support him?

Follow him on Instagram: @the1soulvoice

Follow him on Facebook: @thesoulvoice (Nick Straccini Band)

Buy his t-shirts and other swag and rep it in public

Book him for a private event or tell your company owner, events coordinator, or special events and wedding planning friends about him

We want someone who takes care of all of our entertainment needs. Can Nick do that?

Yes. From front-to-end, you are covered. If it’s your wedding, Nick has you covered from Ceremony to Reception. He can play as a solo singing-guitarist -or sub musician in here – for your Ceremony, Jazz it up with a Trio for Cocktail Hour and go all out with a Fill-Band Dance Party & DJ for your Reception. He’ll even MC the wedding for you! Sound Man and all necessary lighting and sound equipment are provided so that you don’t even have to lift a finger! Nick Straccini and Nick Straccini band are your one stop peace of mind!

What does the band wear?

As a master of style, Nick makes sure the band is dressed appropriately for however formal – or informal – your event is. You can request special uniforms based on a theme.

Are Nick and his band LGBTQ friendly?

Yes. Nick and his band love everyone equally. Nick is happy to provide services for any ceremony including same-sex marriages.

We have a theme for our wedding/event. Can Nick work with us?

Yes! Nick will play any genre, from any era and can get the band to dress up accordingly to provide the perfect backdrop to your event. 1920s Prohibition? No problem. Nick will get some Jazz going. Motown Dance Party? Enough said. Throwback to Big Shiny Tunes era? Yup! Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, 2000s… Nick’s got you covered!

We need an MC for our Wedding. Can Nick MC?

Yes! Nick is a professional Master of Ceremonies (MC). It’s strongly suggested you have an MC outside of your family for your Wedding Day. All of your family members should get to enjoy the day fully. The pressure on a family member to be performing such an important duty is unfair. They should be able to kick back, relax and let loose. Although it’s Your Big Day, it’s also an homage to your family and friends for supporting you. A few extra bucks saves you the hastle of volun-telling a family member(s) that they have to MC.  Nick has had a lots of experience running events and has seen the ramifications of ‘Uncle Mike’ getting behind the mic.  As your MC, Nick will ensure things keep moving on schedule using his charismatic personality and humour and he is also bilingual.

What kind of music do you and your band play?

Everything. With a killer band of top-tier musicians that can read and compose music, anything is possible. Nick Straccini Band plays Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Motown, R&B, Country,  Folk, Bluegrass & more. See our repertoire for a better idea. You can always request songs that are not on the covers list.

Does Nick and his band take requests?

With enough notice, Nick Straccini Band can play anything your heart desires.

We have a very tight wedding budget. Can Nick still help us?

Absolutely! A $200 budget can afford you a solo singing guitarist for your ceremony. A $500 budget gets you Ceremony & Cocktail Hour music.

Does Nick provide a Sound Man & all of the sound equipment?

Yes.  Nick Straccini is a one-stop-shop for all of your entertainment needs. When you book Nick or the band, a sound man and all necessary equipment, no matter the size of the event.

Does Nick and his band travel outside of Ottawa?

Yes. Gas and travel time  and possible accomodations do need to be covered for all musicians and are factored into your pricing when a consultation is done.

Can Nick play for more time than we agreed upon in the contract?

Absolutely! We’re there to keep you and your guests happy. There is an added charge per hour that we play above the alotted time. If you carefully read the contract, you will see the per hour charge.

Does Nick provide lighting?

Yes. Make sure to ask about lighting in the consultation, preferably prior to signing a contract. Once the contract is signed, any lighting and other materials requested will be charged to the client and appropriate amendments to the booking contract will be made.

Can Nick do holiday or Christmas music?

Yes! We’ve got you covered with the best of holiday/Christmas hits!

I see Nick does a lot of bigger events, so I’m not sure if we could afford him… but my father/mother’s retirment/birthday/anniversary is coming up and we’re having a party in the backyard. Does he do stuff like that?

Nick is an awesome singing-guitarist and loves the down-to-earth special moments just as much as – if not more than-  the extravagant events his band plays. Nick Straccini can accommodate most budgets, you just might not be able to get him with a band. His weekend minimum is $200 for most events. Exceptions can be made if a very short set or one song is needed for an anniversary, let’s say. He is a master of love songs with his soulful voice. Contact him and tell him what you’re looking for and he’ll be happy to help you.

It’s our anniversary. Can Nick do a personalized song/pop-up set at a restaurant/our home?

Yes! Love songs are his jam! Contact him and tell him what you’re looking for. He has done up specialized set lists for couples as well as even written songs for couples. Music is one of the best gifts you can give any lovedone!

We are French/Some of our family is French – Can Nick play French songs?

100%! Nick is bilingual and would be happy to sing in French for you

I love Nick’s voice. I believe it would sound great on my album/in my project. Can I hire him to do vocals on my album and/or for a tour?

Yes. Nick is comfortable in studio and on stage. He can read charts and is well-versed with music. Send him the details on the project, samples of the music and any other important details and he will get back to you as soon as he can after deciding if he would like to collaborate with you.

I’m a musician looking for gigs. Is Nick hiring for his special events band or originals band?

Nick has his core line-up of players, however, he is always open to hearing new talent. Send him a message with what you play, and some background on your credentials and some media of you playing. If he likes what he hears, he’ll keep you on a shortlist of musicians he calls on when needed.

Can Nick Straccini Band play outdoors?

Yes. We require a flat, hard, dry surface to play on. Make sure there is electricity and cover from the elements, such as sun and rain.

Does the band require a stage? If so, how big?

The band is ok playing on the ground, however, a stage is always nice. General rule of thumb is 10 square feet per musician.